24.06 – 31.07.2016 / opening 24.06 18:00 / Società Cormonese Austria Gallery, Cormons (Italy) via Matteotti 14  /  iodeposito.org/0969  /  Programma 2015/2016

Opening of the exhibition of contemporary art Physis & Tékhne contemporary artists in comparison with technology and nature in the ‘900 conflicts.

The exhibition will be open from June the 24th to July the 30th, 2016 – from monday to saturday, from 10.00am to 7.30pm.

Physis & Tékhne brochure.pdf

Artworks by O Yemi Tubi, Cosima Montavoci, Anastasia Vepreva, John Atkin, Linda Duvall, Victoria Lucas, Vanessa Gageos, Natalie Vanheule, Daniel Wechsler, Sarawut Chutiwongpeti, Gordon Belray.

PHYSIS & TEKHNE tells the legacies of the conflicts of the XXI Century between past and present, capturing them in a pervasive dimension: the one is connected to the natural elements and, in contrast, the other is linked to the technological advancement.

The exhibition begins its reflection from the First World War: “the mother” of contemporary wars, a true historical turning point, capable of accellerate mega-tendencies that today are “daily grammars” in our contemporary life, pushing beyond the limit the acceptance of those actions considered ‘un-natural’, and giving birth to a systematized extermination through technology.

Technology and nature are polarized, in the context of war, and they represent the cruelty and the beauty, the nonsense and the sublime, life and death.

The symbol of natural elements is emphasised in a kind of prophetic way, bringing to light the protagonism of the organic soil, which is symbolised as a protective and survival element, but also of concealment and suffocation. In the exhibition, the elements of duplication and multiplication highlight the bad feeling of mass production, representing its inhuman side. Through the inclusion of historical elements, the exhibition comes to insinuate a doubt about the role of nature in the conflict, carrying on the parable of the technology that returns to nature, although in the form of deception.

B#Side War Vol.II La seconda edizione della rassegna artistica e culturale diffusa, permea 12 territori del Friuli Venezia Giulia, del Veneto e dell’Istria, con una forte componente internazionale: coinvolgerà contributors provenienti da 39 paesi del mondo, per promuovere una riflessione trasversale e congiunta sul comune passato delle guerre mondiali, con lo scopo di indagare quei nessi che sussistono tra il primo conflitto mondiale e il nostro quotidiano, tra il nostro passato di guerra e il modo in cui oggi percepiamo il mondo. Affioreranno diverse chiavi di lettura, che si legano a vicende storiche complesse che pongono ancora l’interrogativo sull’esperienza umana del primo conflitto mondiale, ad oggi non del tutto scandagliata, ma talmente potente nella sua tragicità, da valicare la misura della vita di chi l’ha fronteggiata direttamente, trasmettendosi anche dopo la morte dell’individuo, forte al punto da plasmare l’identità culturale di generazione in generazione.